European Conference on debt in Brussels

16 October Brussels, Belgium European Citizens’ Assembly on debt Auditoire Dom Helder Camara, Rue Plétinckx, 19  (Siège CSC), 9h30-17h30 Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/855… In the name of debt, the Troika and the Eurogroup have forced Greece to continue to implement austerity policies. The July 13th “agreement” blatantly demonstrated how the debt is a gun held by creditors and…

Support for the resisting Greek people. For the people’s right to audit public debt

APPEAL TO SUPPORT THE RESISTING GREEK PEOPLE and its TRUTH COMMISSION ON PUBLIC DEBT FOR THE PEOPLES’ RIGHT TO AUDIT PUBLIC DEBT Click here GreekDebtTruthCommission.org to sign this Appeal Indicative list of 800 personalities supporting Greece   To the people of Europe and the whole world! To all the men and women who reject the…

Decentralized actions Blockupy central banks !

Around the (successful) mobilization of Blockupy in Frankfurt, several decentralized actions took place in central national banks (that are part of ECB) –> Italy Autonomous activists from north-east social centers close with barricades the Venetian headquarters of the Bank of Italy. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC6-QFhzRsg France Gatherings in front of “Banque de France” have been organized by…

#TTIP – THE TRANSATLANTIC TREATY: more austerity, less democracy

Stop TTIP, CETA, TISA… FOR A SOCIAL, ECOLOGICAL AND DEMOCRATIC EUROPE Against austerity at every level Everyone on the streets of Brussels during the European Council Summit, Friday 19 December 2014! Our national and European leaders continue to subject the people to the will of shareholders and multinationals while austerity becomes increasingly brutal. Most national austerity…

Global week of action against the Debt and International Financial Institutions (IFI), 8-15 October 2014

Argentina has fallen prey to a bunch of hedge funds known as ‘vulture funds’. Taking advantage of the precarious financial situations of some States, these vulture funds buy debts at a discounted price on a secondary market and then sue the debtors for the initial amount to which they add interests, penalties, and legal expenses.…

Towards a Europe from below! Open assembly of networks and social movements in Brussels

Open assembly of networks and social movements in Brussels 26/27 September We, as Blockupy international coordinating group, called for an open transnational meet-up in Brussels. This is a broader meet-up after our last meeting in Berlin in June of this year, in which we discussed the outcomes of the May of Solidarity and the Blockupy process :…

Meeting “The crisis and the EU: next steps in the struggle against austerity and for social rights”

A participative and strategical seminar is being organised for social movements in Europe by #EUinCrisis, a network which gathers members from different organisations, collectives and social movements across Europe, concerned with the economic governance imposed and the humanitarian and ecological crisis it is producing. “The crisis and the European Union: next steps in the struggle against…

Our democracy and solidarity goes far beyond elections

Blockupy International coalition. Press release 19th of May 2014 + movements across Europe participate in the days of action + Demonstrations and civil disobedience for democracy, solidarity and commons. Tens of thousands in several countries participated in the first part of the European days of action “solidarity beyond borders – building democracy from below”. Eleonora Cappuccilli from…

OCAX: an online tool to keep public budgets under people’s control

A year ago, the PACD (Spanish Citizen Debt Audit Platform) launched its campaign to fight debt and lack of transparency in the municipalities. The aim was to create citizen observatories to get the budgets under citizens’ control. An online tool has been developed in order to support this task. The tool, OCAX, is totally open source:  any group can…